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Ben Berquist
Ben Berquist
Title: Volunteer Assistant
Phone: 410-887-3608
Email: lacrosse@stevenson.edu
Alma Mater: Salisbury '93
Experience: 5th Year at SU

Berquist returns to Stevenson for his fifth season in 2014 after spending 16 years at his alma mater, Towson High School, including 13 as the head boys' varsity lacrosse coach where he mentored Stevenson three-time All-American Richie Ford.

As the head coach at Towson from 1998-2010, Berquist totaled over 100 career wins, coached 10 high school All-Americans and seven C. Markland Kelly Award finalists which is given to the best high school player in the state of Maryland. He mentored former Major League Lacrosse player and Towson University standout Ben DeFelice who was named to the CAA Silver Anniversary Team after being named CAA Co-Player of the Year in 2004 and earning USILA honorable mention All-America honors in 2003.

Berquist led the Generals to four state finals in 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2005, was named the Baltimore County and Baltimore Sun Coach of the Year in 1998 and served on the selection committee for the Maryland Free State Team from 2000-06. His team also received the Baltimore County Lacrosse Sportsmanship Award in 2004.

As an assistant coach at Towson from 1995-97, Berquist helped lead the Generals to their sixth state championship in 1997.

Berquist is no stranger to the CAC. He played four seasons at rival Salisbury from 1990-93 where he was on the first team in school history to be ranked at No. 1 and play for a national championship in 1991. The Sea Gulls totaled a 51-8 record during his four-year career.

Berquist received his bachelor of arts degree from Salisbury in 1993 and his master's degree in education and at risk youth from Goucher in 2002.

A soccer and lacrosse player at Towson, Berquist also served as an assistant boys' varsity soccer coach at Towson from 1997-2009 and assistant boys' varsity basketball coach from 2000-06. On the soccer field, the Generals won two state championships in 2003 and 2005 while qualifying for the state finals in 2002.

Berquist currently works as a behavior interventionist at Towson. He currently lives in Sparks with his wife, Liz, and two daughters, Bailey and Gracie.

 

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